It's Time to Get Students Out of the Pressure-Cooker Classrooms Created by League Tables and Ofsted

Charlie Rigby | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Rigby

New research this week revealed that rising numbers of university students are struggling to cope with life at university, with sharp rises in the demand for counselling. This is a worrying find and an issue which from my experience must be tackled much earlier in the education process.

10 Simple Points That Rule My Life

Stefania Mattana | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stefania Mattana

People always ask me how I cope with all the things I do (marketing role, mystery fiction author, gym rat, wife etc). The answer lies within these 10 points that rule my life. Would you be willing to follow them?

This Jamaican Kid's Motivational Speech Is Better Than Any Personal Trainer

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Comedy

We've been fairly well motivated ever since Shia LaBeouf uploaded his "Just Do It" speech, but it's been waning a little recently. Luckily, we've been...

Overcoming the Fear of Failure

Jessica Chan | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Generally, a twofold effect occurs when we fail at something: the feeling of disappointing others and the feeling of disappointing ourselves. Therefore, we fear failure because we want to avoid experiencing the effects of failure.

Why Music is the Answer to Fitness Motivation

Danny Howard | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Howard

Exercise has always been a massive part of my life - I did a sport science degree at university and did sport studies at college and at high school I always played football and tennis and whatever sports I could get my hands on.

Self-Care in a Manic World

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

The modern world is a manic place, juggling family life with work, keeping on top of the housework, the endless barrage of paperwork, not to mention keeping up to date with technology! There are so many things that demand our time and attention. And very often it leaves very little time for getting our own needs met.

Discovering the Motivation That Motivated Me to Get Fit

Alison Powell | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Powell

The motivation I needed was a determination to do what I could to keep my own children motivated to be fit and active and healthy and to keep myself in that way, to hopefully be there for as many of their milestones, achievements and adventures that spread ahead of them.

Weight Loss, Accountability, and the Best Use of Twitter I Ever Saw

Nathan Towle | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Towle

Choose some people you love and respect, tell them exactly what your goals are, what you're going to do, why you're doing it, and what you expect to have achieved in a specific timeframe. You tell them how much this means to you, and how committed you are to making this happen.

Unconventional Ways to Motivate Yourself at Work

Maggie Currie | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

There are often occasions when working, even if you are loving the work that you do, when you lack motivation. This can, of course, be detrimental to your business, your health and your relationships.

What Happened While I Was Gaining Weight

Jamie Khoo | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Khoo

Yes, I have gained weight. I'm bigger and rounder and fleshier than I've ever been. But I've gained so many other things in the process too; the extra pounds of flesh and fat are just a tiny part of all the other abundances.

What You Give Is What You Get: Living Life By the Golden Rule

Kate Taylor | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Think about the values you hold and the principles you live by; those things which are so important to you that if you get wronged it strikes you to the very core. For example, one of mine is consideration. It's up there alongside being heard and being treated with respect.

Seven Ways to Get Your Mind Over the Platter

Steve Miller | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Weight loss is a battle of the mind for many. Restricted diets often fail because the mind struggles to take back control over food long term. It is only when your mindset and motivation are in the right place that weight loss becomes more sustainable.

Don't Just Stand There, Do Something!

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Chris Barez-Brown

Even the careers of our dreams can become dissatisfying. These guys have funds which allow them more choices. For them walking away knowing you have a golden egg in the bank, with the only possible downside being that you may have to sell the second weekend house in Malibu, doesn't seem the end of the world. But what can the rest of us do when we are 'just not feeling it anymore' and walking away isn't the simple option?

The Job Hunting Game: How Arnold Schwarzenegger Keeps Me Motivated

Lewis Barton | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Lewis Barton

Yes, you did read the title correctly - Arnold Schwarzenegger! The sixty-seven year old former bodybuilding champion, turned actor, turned politician, turned movie star again may not be everyone's first choice role model. Most prefer to attempt a bad impersonation of him, quoting one of his many famous one-liners.

Being 'The Best You' Video Interview

Lauren Riley | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Lauren Riley

I recently interviewed for personal development magazine The Best You, who aim to inspire and motivate people. During the interview I told my story,...

Seven Ways to Hypnotise Yourself Slim

Steve Miller | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

If you are wanting to program your mind so that you eat less, eat better, and move more then here are seven creative strategies to help hypnotise yourself to do just that.

Drunkspiration: When Motivational Fitness Quotes And Drunk People Collide

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Combining motivational fitness quotes with a hardcore drinking ethic, the 'Drunkspiration' thread on Reddit has us in hysterics. Essentially, some ...

10 Unusual Ways To Lose Weight

Steve Miller | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Let's face it, diets often fail badly because we get bored and feel as though we are living in a straight jacket. So with that in mind I wanted to share 10 unusual ways to help you lose weight and keep it off for the long haul.

Promotion - In a Rut or on a Rung!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

It takes a bit more than your academic credentials, your job skills and your performance to help you attain the executive level but first and foremost you need to have a plan and the right mindset. In order to help you focus on what you want I have listed some key steps to help you gain that promotion.

A Healthy Dollop Of #MondayMotivation To Get You Through The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Everybody knows that Mondays are a struggle. The weekend's gone way too fast, you're feeling a little groggy and the last place you want to be righ...

Weight Loss: The Single Most Important Thing I Do With My Clients - Part II

Nathan Towle | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Towle

I want them to have such a desirable goal they are compelled to achieve it. It's this kind of motivation that creates action. It's this kind of motivation that causes my clients to do the simple things necessary to achieve their weight loss goals.

Three Ways to Get More 'Me Time'

Neil Martin | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Martin

I don't know about you, but I feel that when I am most content in myself, I show up as a better version of me for others too. If I'm frustrated, fed up or feeling desperate for a little space, then no matter how hard I try to be at my best, there is always a chance that the cracks will show.

101 Ways to Lose Weight: Follow Your Fitness Idols

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

There are tons of round ups of Instagram fitness stars to follow, but depending on the publication and their reader's idea of the 'ideal body', the list is either all long and lean models or hard-core quads of steel body builders. Here are my suggestions of fitties to follow on Instagram now.

The Secret Formula to Success

Carol Stewart | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

Most people who are successful in their particular areas of expertise have not got to where they are overnight. What you see is the polished product and there has been a lot of polishing going on behind the scenes to get there.

"What's wrong with these people?" - Part 1

Dominic Irvine | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Much of our day is made up of a series of habits. From when we get up, the route we take to work and a lot of the things we do at work become habitual.